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Dishwasher Helmet Cleaning!

Don't know who, but some where on here back when some one posted about putting their helmet through the dishwasher to clean it.

Well, whomever you were....a BIG THUMBS UP! KUDOS!

I tell you it's the best solution I've ever found. And couldn't be easier. I was skeptical but thought what the hell, I'll give it a shot. Talk about slicker than frog snot. Came out like brand new! I did remove the mirrored shield as I was worried about the detergent eating it up. But other than that just a regular cycle with no hot dry. Put it next to a fan over night and it couldn't be better. Right down to the bugs in the cracks and crevices and the soiled inner liners and pads.

Way cool, highly recommended. Thanks again to the suggestion!

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The dishwasher also works really great for cleaning motorcycle parts....



..... until you get caught.

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The dishwasher also works really great for cleaning motorcycle parts....



..... until you get caught.

Classic!

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helmet

What kind of soap???

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Don't know who, but some where on here back when some one posted about putting their helmet through the dishwasher to clean it.

Well, whomever you were....a BIG THUMBS UP! KUDOS!

I tell you it's the best solution I've ever found. And couldn't be easier. I was skeptical but thought what the hell, I'll give it a shot. Talk about slicker than frog snot. Came out like brand new! I did remove the mirrored shield as I was worried about the detergent eating it up. But other than that just a regular cycle with no hot dry. Put it next to a fan over night and it couldn't be better. Right down to the bugs in the cracks and crevices and the soiled inner liners and pads.

Way cool, highly recommended. Thanks again to the suggestion!
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Just regular "Cascade".......however it does say "fresh scent" in smaller letters. My helmet can use all the help it can get!

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The dishwasher also works really great for cleaning motorcycle parts....



..... until you get caught.
Man, if they only knew what's been in there and in the oven.

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The dishwasher also works really great for cleaning motorcycle parts....
..... until you get caught.
I know someone who did that several decades ago. He turned off the hot water valve and heater to be safe. Then he poured a gallon of cleaning solvent into the dishwasher knowing that the pump would pick it up and spray it all over some Honda engine parts.

Idea worked pretty well except for the fact it made one big mess in the dishwasher which was easy to clean up with a bunch of subsequent washings. Hard part was explaining to mom why the rubber gasket had swelled up and stuck out beyond the edges and the peculiar smell.

The apartment manager fixed the unit, but never found out what did it.

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What did you do with the lice?
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Lice get taken away in the disposal.

Did you use spot remover?


Are you sure the hot water didn't delaminate the glue holding the inside styrafoam to the shell...not sure if there is any but......
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i read in a magazine, i believe motorcyclist, to use woolite or similar products to clean the helmet. it did say you could dunk the whole helmet. Arai recommended that method for cleaning. the dishwasher thing was brought up, using cold water and only air dry. i wash my baseball hats in the dishwasher too.

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